August 5, 2020
We are teaching throughout August online. The school will be closed starting Monday, August 24th for 2 weeks as we prepare for our "regular" school year starting Tuesday, September 8.
- Classes will run on a limited, spaced out basis with only 2 teachers in house at a time.
- Masks must be worn by teachers and students/parents.
- We ask that students be accompanied by only one parent at a time.
- Surfaces and instruments will be cleaned between classes.
- Waiting room seating will be spaced out and limited to 5 people.
Online lessons will remain an option for those not comfortable with meeting in-person.
May 25, 2020
We will be continuing to teach online in June.
We enjoyed a beautiful May and as we approach June we will stay the course with online lessons. We will hold your virtual lesson time in June unless we hear differently.
Just a reminder that all Zoom users will need to update to Zoom 5 by May 31
for things to continue uninterrupted.
Typically this time of year we would be gearing up for recitals and summer lessons. As there is no precedent, we are hoping to keep things similar in the online environment.
Students are invited to prepare a piece of music for a video recital to be compiled around the 3
week of June. This is not mandatory by any means but it may be a useful way to encourage practice and have a goal to prepare a piece at an optimal level.
Once ready, you can record a short video of the performance which can be uploaded to a folder which we will make available. Performances will be posted on our youtube channel for all to enjoy.
If you are interested you can discuss it with your teacher.
In normal years we have a separate summer schedule built around holidays since many take a break during these months.
Considering the circumstances, this year we expect to continue the same online schedule throughout July and August. We can be flexible, however, and schedule around your holidays, if necessary.
There will be a break June 29
to July 4
and in the last 2 weeks of August.
Let me know by email if you plan discontinuing over the summer.
September is currently unclear. We may need to expect some hybrid version of online and live visits. As we approach September we will monitor the conditions and update accordingly.
April 27 update:
Continuing lessons online in May
We will continue to teach lessons online for the month of May.
As the month of April comes to a close we have gained significant experience with online lessons and it has become the new normal for the time being.
Although it has been an adjustment it's getting better all the time and we'd like to thank all students for their participation and cooperation.
We have learned ways to improve the experience and if you have any questions about what you can do to improve things on your end please don't hesitate to contact me by email anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org